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Innovation Campus aerial

Oct. 19, 2023 — The Association of University Research Parks (AURP) has awarded 鶹ƽ State’s Innovation Campus with the 2023 Emerging Research Park Award at its annual international conference held this week.

A graphic with photos of the three 2023 John A. See Award recipients.

April 21, 2023 — Three 鶹ƽ State researchers have been awarded the John A. See Innovation Award. The award is given each year as a way to recognize novel ideas that have the potential to meet a market need and attract further funding once they have advanced through the early prototyping phase.

ATF and WSU officials standing together

March 17, 2023 — Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Director Steven Dettelbach and Senator Jerry Moran recently visited 鶹ƽ State University to announce plans for a unique new National Forensic Laboratory at 鶹ƽ State. The forensic laboratory is a new $75 million facility that will complement the Gun Crime Intelligence Center of Excellence and National Integrated Ballistic Information Network Correlation and Training Center, which were announced last summer.

Wheelchair user in elevator

Jan. 20, 2023 - In December, the National Science Foundation Convergence Accelerator Track awarded a 鶹ƽ State-led team a $750,000 grant to gather information and create digital maps of indoor spaces that could be used by persons with disabilities.

Future Innovators interns at NIAR

Oct. 20, 2022 — The FirePoint Innovations Center at 鶹ƽ State University wrapped up the second year of its Future Innovators Program, an engineering internship opportunity that provides some of America’s brightest engineers from historically under-represented communities the opportunity to work on cutting-edge projects and programs that directly support the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Center and the Department of Defense.

Image of Dr. Yongkuk Lee and Dr. Kyoung Hag Lee working on 3D printer.

Oct. 3, 2022 — A research team led by researchers with 鶹ƽ State’s College of Engineering and Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences recently received funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for their proposal, "The Development of a Smart Telehealth ECG and Human Activity Monitoring System to Improve Cardiovascular health of Older Adults."

people working on machinery

Sept. 2, 2022 — The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) announced today will award $51.4 million to 鶹ƽ State University to aid in the rapid development and adoption of emerging smart manufacturing technologies for South Kansas.

WSU researchers standing outside

Sept. 1, 2022 — A 鶹ƽ State University research team has received funding from the National Institutes of Health for their proposal, “Examining the feasibility of a wearable device for fetal heart rate monitoring through interdisciplinary research.”

WSU and Army officials and Apache news conference

Aug. 8, 2022 — The U.S. Army Aviation enterprise is collaborating with 鶹ƽ State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research to develop an AH-64 Apache Digital Twin in a contract that kicked off with a ribbon-cutting event on campus last week.

P3 building

June 29, 2022 — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) announced today the establishment of its Crime Gun Intelligence Center of Excellence, located on 鶹ƽ State University’s Innovation Campus.

Three 鶹ƽ State University freshmen created Everwhen, meant to be a low-cost and time saving way to identify which available spots in parking lots.

May 18, 2022 — Three 鶹ƽ State University students were named the champions of the 2022 Koch Innovation Challenge with their idea to ease parking frustrations via an app called Everwhen.

2022 Women for Women Innovation Award Winners: Sierra Bonn, Carly Overacker, and Brittany Wojciechowski, Amulya Lomte, and Maria Jose Carrillo Munoz

May 9, 2022 — Five 鶹ƽ State University women were honored with the Women for Women Innovation Award for spring 2022. The Women for Women's Innovation Fund is awarded to 鶹ƽ State University students to support innovative ideas that show promise of commercialization.

National Institute for Research and Digitial Transformation

May 6, 2022 — The steel columns and beams rising on the east edge of the Innovation Campus will soon provide a physical centerpiece for the ongoing work of digital transformation at 鶹ƽ State University. The National Institute for Research and Digital Transformation will occupy the building at 18th Street and Oliver by spring 2023.

777 taking off

April 26, 2022 — WERX at 鶹ƽ State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research has completed the first pre-modification baseline test flight for the Kansas Modification Center’s 777-300ERCF passenger-to-freighter conversion program.

MagicHand

April 15, 2022 - MagicHand, an anthropomorphic robotic hand designed by a 鶹ƽ State University engineering team, is participating in the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps program. The MagicHand is designed to achieve various dexterous object manipulations including object sorting, arranging and packaging.